BRASS was stolen from a 154-year-old church on Portland.

Police received a report on Monday, April 15 that brass had been stolen from St Peter's Church on Grove Road.

It is understood that brass cross candle sticks and brass wall plaques have been stolen from the church.

The church, which was built between 1870–72 using convict labour from the adjacent Portland Prison, is no longer in use and privately owned, features on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "The incident happened at around 7pm on Sunday, April 14.

"Enquiries will be carried out in the report. No arrests have been made."

The Echo previously reported how the crypt at the church was being used as a drinking den.

Last year, firefighters tackled a blaze at the church, which was started "deliberately".

Cllr Sandy West said news of the fire was "absolutely shocking".